Climate change news

catching up games

Climate science is slowly catching up with the rest of us. At http://phys.org/print380256073.html ... they have discovered the 536 and 541AD low growth tree ring events. Mike Baillie has recently conceded two volcanoes were to blame therefore having to give up on his well publicised idea that a cosmic event was responsible for one of them (or both). In the process, or on the face of it, he has abandoned the idea of cold weather induced by atmospheric airburst.

Green Money Tree

At http://phys.org/print379302444.html ... we learn the World Bank intends to increase funding for renewable energy projects - in developing countries. Should people over there start getting worried?

melting or not melting

  On the day the BBC has an old story about Greenland ice melting (the research was done months ago and is down to the 2015 El Nino) we have news elsewhere that global sea ice is rebounding back - and the Arctic is not melting anymore. See www.vencoreweather.com/blog/2016/04/11/215-pm-global-sea-ice-makes-a-str... ... and we may wonder why the headline news at the BBC is running a story now well out of date (and not mentioning the current findings).

Easter Island

The environmental wonder boy and mischief maker Jared Diamond, author of The Third Chimpanzee, 'Guns Germs and Steel' and 'Collapse: How societies choose to fail or survive' etc, books that caught the imagination of the Progressives and the Green Blob, turning them into best sellers, also managed to cause a lot of angst amongst a lot of people and various attempts have been made by historical based researchers to refute what he said - that the people of Easter Island soiled their own nest.

Greenland ice sheet

The Greenland ice sheet as seen from NASAs G-111 aircraft, taken from 40,000 feet in altitude

The ice sheets of the world are being mapped in order to find any evidence of them melting. See http://phys.org/print378535505.html

social engineering

An unusual source has broken into the CAGW debate with a diatribe against unmentioned hedge fund managers (better left unmentioned as they have big bucks to throw around) suggesting the hype is driven by an anti-capitalist clique that at the same time is able to manipulate capitalism to play their games. Worth reading if only to get another perspective. It sounds like a conspiracy theory - but is it possible it could be authentic. Only you can decide. Go to www.investors.com/politics/editorials/another-climate-alarmist-admits-re...

Beefy

Ian Botham, nickname Beefy, famous for routing an Aussie cricket team virtually single handedly in one day of a Test Match in the 1980s, using both bat and ball, and one of English cricket's finest moments (although the Aussies had their revenge on many other occasions) is taking a long overdue swipe at the champagne swilling charity workers running the bird organisation, the RSPB.

is it melting?

... here is a view of the Antarctic from space. Does it look like it is melting? It seems the Dr Strangelove types involved in CAGW doom mongering are suggesting sea water is thrown on the ice cap to stop rising sea levels - apparently in an attempt to save the world from the melting Antarctic. Have they got their knickers in a twist?

2015 warmth

Two pieces explaining the warmth from November to February - El Nino. Go to http://phys.org/print375009187.html ... and http://phys.org/print375033372.html ... The funny thing here is that it was the super El Nino of 1998 that set the global warming mantra into overdrive - but never acknowledged that the warm spike was a fully natural event. As CAGW went into full swing we may wonder at the connection with the secular apocalypse and the year of 2000AD (a year in which the brain cells go back to a date tuned into full religious mode).

Survival International

Survival International is one of the smaller but better NGOs - and they have complained about the activities of one of the bigger NGOs who are actively steamrollering tribes in the African rainforest in their  efforts to bring sustainability to the world at large. The irony is that the pygmy Baka tribe have been living sustainably with nature for thousands upon thousands of years. They represent a very old form of humanity, one that has survived into the modern world but one that is now threatened by the climate mob and Green do-goodery (and general gravy dipping).